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Chasing a lithium discovery in the Goldfields

Global Lithium

Global Lithium Resources has kicked off a 6000m reverse circulation drilling campaign at its Manna lithium project in Western Australia’s Goldfields.

After a period of data consolidation and interpretation following a successful 2023 drill campaign, during which over 60,00m was drilled, the company’s exploration team has returned to site to execute the new program.

The team will target pegmatite extensions southwest along strike from the Manna resource following up on an earlier 21m at 0.99 per cent lithium oxide intercept from a depth of 91m.

Manna’s current resource currently stands at 36 million tonnes at 1.13 per cent lithium oxide. Global Lithium Resources (GLR) is hoping the latest campaign will boost the Manna resource, with an updated mineral resource estimate (MRE) on the way this quarter.

At the same time, GLR is also advancing water exploration drilling at Manna. Drilling at multiple high priority targets, aimed at securing a permanent water supply for the Manna mine and processing facility, will commence this quarter.

“It is great the GLR exploration team is back on ground at the Manna lithium project after a period of data consolidation, interpretation, and target generation,” GLR general manager – geology Logan Barber said.

“This drill campaign is testing extensional areas under cover with any intersection of spodumene bearing pegmatite potentially leading to significant resource growth.

“(We) will use this year’s drilling program to further unlock the exploration upside which still exists across our extensive Manna landholding..

“The company expects the initial CY24 drilling program will span approximately two months with results to be announced next quarter. With GLR also due to release an update to the Manna MRE in the current quarter, it is shaping up as an exciting period for the company and its exploration team.”

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